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Cupcake decorating is a fun activity that children can enjoy at almost any age! If you don't want to make your own cakes, you will find undecorated cupcakes very reasonably priced in any food store. As well as cupcakes, buy a variety of decorations such as icing in squeezy tubes, marzipan, chocolate sprinkles, silver balls, chocolate drops and any other confectionary you fancy.
Why not invite some of your children's friends around and have a cake decorating party? Sit everyone round a table and let everyone help themselves to the various decorations. Mix some drops of food colouring into marzipan and work it through to an even colour - you can make an array of different colours. The children can make models out of marzipan to sit on top of cakes and they'll love that they can eat them later!
Older children can make animals, dinosaurs, verhicles - anything they like! Younger toddlers might just want to make squiggles and shapes and just play with the different textures. Even babies can join in the fun, strapped into a highchair with bits of marzipan to squidge. Be aware that marzipan contains almonds, so it isn't suitable for babies under 1 year, or for anyone suffering nut allergies. Click here for a recipe for a nut-free alternative to marzipan from RecipeZaar - you might prefer to make this anyway as it's much cheaper than shop bought marzipan!
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